January 15, 2020: My favorite defense attorneys—thanks for asking!—are Lawrence and Kenneth Preston, the father-son team featured in the Reginald Rose–created TV series The Defenders (1961–1965). In The Fixed Stars, which pubs in May, Molly Wizenberg writes about her favorite (at least for a while) defense attorney, who happened to majorly alter the course of Wizenberg’s life. You can read my early review of The Fixed Stars in Shelf Awareness here, you can read my corresponding interview with Wizenberg here, and you can see an obscene, potty-mouthed Defenders gag reel here.